2020 Hyundai Santa Fe  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#53 of 2020 SUVs

#99 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
The Santa Fe, a mainstay of Hyundai's lineup since 2001, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Santa Fe packs some oomph. The Santa Fe has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe has a score of 79, implying a 0.043% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0427% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.8796%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0427% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.8796% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8863Dodge JourneyMitsubishi OutlanderHyundai TucsonJeep CherokeeHyundai Santa FeFord EscapeVolkswagen TiguanGMC AcadiaFord FusionGMC TerrainKia SorentoChevrolet EquinoxComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 88. The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is safer than the 2020 Dodge Journey, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander, and the 2020 Hyundai Tucson and less safe than the 2020 GMC Terrain, the 2020 Ford Fusion, the 2020 GMC Acadia, the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan, and the 2020 Ford Escape. It is about as safe as the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox and the 2020 Kia Sorento.

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